Wrestling’s Mike Cannon was named the American University Male Senior Student-Athlete of the Year on Sunday at the 2010 American University Student-Athlete Banquet. has been at the forefront of the wrestling team's continued success over the last four years, helping the Eagles to a program record 14th-place finish at the NCAA Championships this March.
Cannon’s third-place showing at this year’s NCAA Championships capped off an illustrious career, as he will graduate with 122 career wins, second most in school history. Among his numerous accomplishments this senior can boast being one of only two wrestlers in program history to earn All-America status three times, doing so in three different weight classes. His other accolades include being a 2008 Midlands Champion, a two-time EIWA Champion, a three-time Midlands place winner, a four-time EIWA place winner and a four-time NCAA Championships Qualifier.
An accounting major, Cannon is American wrestling’s only three-time NWCA Academic All-American. He also helped the Eagles earn the distinction of NWCA Champions of the Classroom in 2008 and 2009, as the team achieved the highest combined GPA of all Division I wrestling programs.
Watch the video of Cannon receiving the award as he is joined on stage by American University President Neil Kerwin, Director of Athletics and Recreation Keith Gill and Head Wrestling Coach Mark Cody: